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Klöckner Pentaplast Wins Supplier of the Year Award From PCI Pharma Services

PCI Pharma Services presented Klöckner Pentaplast with the “Supplier of the Year” Award for its North American Rockford, IL clinical and commercial packaging site on Nov. 17. Jennifer Koning, director of supply chain management and Penny Handlin, quality systems manager, both with PCI, were on site at Klöckner Pentaplast in Gordonsville, VA to present the award to the KP team. 

Sulzer Mixpac Wins CPhI Award

Sulzer Mixpac won the international CPhl Pharma Award 2015 in the category “Innovation in Packaging” for its Mixpac packaging and application system in Madrid on Oct 13. The Swiss company, a technology provider for application systems in healthcare, developed the modular Mixpac Barrel system.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Opens New GMP Clinical Services Facility in Singapore

To address the growing global demand for clinical services, Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the official opening of its new GMP facility. Having established its first clinical services facility in Singapore in 2001, the move to this recently built facility will meet the growing demand for clinical supply services in the region.

Triveni Polymers Adds Eye Drop Bottles to Portfolio for Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is back at this year’s CPhI in India from Dec. 2 to 4, exhibiting the new glass and plastic pharmaceutical packaging products in its portfolio to an expert public. According to the company, this is the first CPhI at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Center where it will have eye drop bottles manufactured specifically for the Indian market by Triveni Polymers on show at stand V7. 

Aegate Shares Expertise in U.S. Falsified Medicine Detection Ahead of DQSA Act Implementation

Aegate, a global provider of medicine authentication services, announced it has achieved Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) compliance within the mandated adoption period by sharing its expertise with its growing network of partners and users.  

Demands on Pharma Are Changing—and So Is the Packaging Support

With patient needs changing and pharmaceutical supply chains evolving, pharmaceutical manufacturers face numerous challenges. One contract packager explains how it, too, is evolving to provide the necessary support. 

Pharmaceutical manufacturers are navigating a changing marketplace. There’s greater variety in drug- delivery formats to support new formulations, new modes of dosing, and new users—in many cases the patients themselves. There’s also greater demand for item identification and tracking to support more-complex supply chains. PMP News asked Jeff Benedict, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, Sharp Packaging Solutions, to weigh in on these changes, the challenges they present, and some potential solutions.  

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Platinum Press Inc. Hires Ruben Luviano as Production Manager for NJ Facility

Platinum Press, Inc., a provider of healthcare packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, medical device, and animal care sectors that specializes in labels, folding cartons, blister packaging, inserts/outserts, and medication guides – has hired Ruben Luviano as Production Manager at its new packaging facility in Oakland, NJ.

Butler SP1 Automatic Film Splicer Reduces Downtime in Medical Device Packaging

Butler Automatic, manufacturer of automatic splicing solutions, announces that its SP1 Series Automatic Film Splicer is applicable for medical device packaging systems. The SP1 Automatic Film Splicer increases efficiency in packaging operations by eliminating the packaging line downtime caused by manual film roll changes, the company claims.

Locked Tamper-Resistant E-pill Dispenser Released for Improved Medication-Assisted Treatment

Boston-based E-pill Medication Reminders released an improved tamper-evident automatic pill dispenser. The new and improved E-pill MedTime SAFE provides extra safe guards to guarantee that the patient only has access to the right medicine, at the right time and at the right dosage and can securely administer medications up to six times per day.

Amcor Flexibles, ColaLife Win 2015 UK Packaging Award

ColaLife’s Kit Yamoyo Flexi-pack, which uses Amcor Flexibles’ PushPop technology, is the winner of the United Kingdom Packaging Awards 2015 Resource Efficient Pack of the Year.

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